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On-demand ERP in the Enterprise: A Practical CIO Guide to Implementation
Discover a framework for crafting a software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy in your company. Examine key concerns such as data integrity, maintaining compliance

cio blog  assets. This enables the CIO to retain accountability for resources being operated by third-party providers. Development and upgrade cycles. On-demand platforms allow for faster prototyping, closer engagement of business managers during the development process and more incremental, agile development styles. Upgrades occur more frequently, allowing the organization to absorb new technology and functionality as continuous improvement. Change management. The ongoing, incremental pattern of implementation Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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TIBCO's tibbr 4 and Enterprise Social Graph API
Salesforce Chatter, Jive Software, Saba People Cloud, Microsoft Yammer, etc. are getting some company. TIBCO's tibbr is only 18 months old but already used by a

cio blog  stage by Hervé Coureil, CIO of Schneider Electric , and Jay Grant, Secretary General of InterPort Police , to talk about how they are using tibbr for social networking within and across organizations (for example, Secretary General Grant discussed some past ineffective practices, including how live CNN coverage was considered a source of shared information). Menon then announced tibbr 4, to be released within a few weeks, with a number of new features as follows: Social Profile —presenting a more Read More...
Microsoft Analyst Event Part Two: Dynamics Offerings for ERP and CRM


cio blog  interview with Celso Guiotoko, CIO of Nissan , via Skype regarding Nissan’s dealer management system that leverages Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Dynamics AX. Again, testimony to these products’ global capabilities and breaking the CRM and ERP silos was given. Such examples should mitigate Microsoft Dynamics’ traditional lack of a consolidated enterprise software vision, which has limited the vendor’s ability to really get economies of scale and take away a share of the market from SAP. The analyst Read More...
The Keyword Is FlexPLM: Day 2 at PTC/USER World Conference 2010
Following the general opening session presented by keynote speaker Peter Burrows, CIO Emeritus, Head of Enterprise Architecture, adidas Group, the media and

cio blog  keynote speaker Peter Burrows, CIO Emeritus, Head of Enterprise Architecture, adidas Group, the media and analyst discussion session with Burrows allowed me to learn more details about adidas' FlexPLM implementation. In addition, I also had a 1:1 interview with Kathleen Mitford, VP, Product and Marketing Strategy focusing on the consumer products, retail, footwear, and apparel industries, to learn FlexPLM's achievements and product roadmap of FlexPLM. After all that, I have to give my personal Day Two Read More...
Manage the Change or Change the Management during an ERP Software Selection - Introduction
How you select new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software will greatly affect your company’s future and should not be taken lightly. Therefore, in order to

cio blog  the chief information officer (CIO) or chief technical officer (CTO) will not speak to all of them; but there are other ways to find out what they think by using surveys, polls, etc. After the decision to replace the system is made, the next challenge is to define a strategy that will make the selection and implementation process as painless as possible (i.e. a plan of action to accomplish a specific goal). It doesn’t have to be very detailed, but it should contain the risks faced during the Read More...
Surviving Amid
Maybe just for the sake of change (or some fun), let me start this blog post as a quiz question. It could go like this:Can anyone name the mid-market

cio blog  Amid ERP Sharks as a “Visionary Vendor for the Pragmatic User” (Part I) Maybe just for the sake of change (or some fun), let me start this blog post as a quiz question. It could go like this: Can anyone name the mid-market incumbent manufacturing and distribution-oriented enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor that has a global presence (through regional territory distribution centers and a global reseller network in the United States [US], Canada, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Australia and the Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software
After talking about Dassault Systèmes in Part 2 of this blog series, I’d like to move to another prominent player in the product lifecycle management (PLM

cio blog  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software After talking about Dassault Systèmes in Part 2 of this blog series , I’d like to move to another prominent player in the product lifecycle management (PLM) field— Siemens PLM Software . In this blog post, I will give my personal interpretations about the major relevancies between Siemens PLM’s offerings and lean product development (LPD). My first impression of Siemens PLM is the comprehensiveness of its product offerings. The Read More...
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIa)
The first part of this blog series described the opportunity for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand enterprise applications, especially in the current

cio blog  SaaS aspirants came from Scio Consulting International . Scio is a SaaS-enablement professional place that offers SaaS business and technical consulting, SaaS product development services, and SaaS infrastructure management and operations. First of all, an appropriate SaaS feature set must be aligned with the future SaaS company’s vision and strategy, and all that with the Web-based mindset. Namely, the future SaaS vendor has to answer whether there is already an existing on-premise version of the Read More...
CIO Horror Stories and What They Mean For Vendors
Customers and vendors do not always see eye to eye as illustrated in the following horror stories about how customers have been treated by vendors. The vendors

cio blog  treated by vendors. This CIO wanted to spend money, but the vendors apparently did not want his money. The vendors did the opposite of selling; they pushed this company and the CIO away. Our CIO has had that title for over ten years. Today, the company has $2 billion (USD) in revenue, with operations in 22 countries. Headquarters (HQ) is located in a major metropolitan area where they have no significant information technology (IT). Their processing power is at four distributed data centers located in Read More...
Hi from Kurt: TEC's New PLM Analyst
Hi, my name is Kurt, and I am a new member of the Research Analyst Group at TEC. Before contributing anything else to this blog site, I’d like to briefly

cio blog  Hi from Kurt: TEC's New PLM Analyst Hi, my name is Kurt, and I am a new member of the Research Analyst Group at TEC . Before contributing anything else to this blog site, I’d like to briefly introduce myself. I’m from China, where I earned my degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked for 10 years mainly helping manufacturers plan and implement information systems. During the last 5 years in China, I invested all my energy into building up a product lifecycle management (PLM) developer. This Read More...
I Did It the iWay
After attending the iWay seminar on Enterprise Information Management (EIM) yesterday, I was thinking that a CIO who implemented their system might sing the

cio blog  was thinking that a CIO who implemented their system might sing the following after the implementation: [Editor's note: sincere apologies to Frank Sinatra.]   I did it the iWay And now, the end* is near; And now it’s done - the integration. My friend, I’ll say it clear, We were so close from devastation. I did all that they said. I even built a data warehouse; And more, much more than this, I did it the iWay. And bugs, they had a few; But then again, too few to mention. I did what I had to do And Read More...
Partner-Friendly Oracle Update - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series outlined Oracle’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering. The analysis then moved into Oracle

cio blog  Friendly Oracle Update - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series outlined Oracle ’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering . The analysis then moved into Oracle's VAD Remarketer Program , which was launched about two years ago to allow partners to determine the best growth path for their business. A Remarketer is a new class of Oracle reseller with the ability to resell only the products that fall under Oracle’s 1-Click Ordering Programs and strictly under Read More...
CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM
A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and

cio blog  for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and production departments within a manufacturing company, mentioned some customer relationship management (CRM) vendors that seem to have adapted their products for the manufacturing industry, and I also promised I would get back to you with more information on these products. Why do Manufacturing Companies Need a Read More...
Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts, United States (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC), which is an over

cio blog  PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 4 Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts, United States (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC , NASDAQ: PMTC) , which is an over $1 billion (USD) large software company that develops, markets, and supports  product development  software solutions and related services. The article analyzed the company’s genesis from its inception in 1985 until the mid-2000s. Part 2 then analyzed the more Read More...

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